Senior Data Analyst


Company Description

Lely, founded in 1948, directs all its efforts towards creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming. Circling the cow, the company develops premium robotics and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility and the production on the dairy farm. For more than 75 years, Lely has been leading in the sale and service of automated milking systems to successive generations of dairy farmers across the globe. Every day, Lely inspires her employees to offer customers innovative solutions and be a reliable partner for long-term advice and support. With her Head office in The Netherlands and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center locations for tailor-made sales and support, the Lely Group is active in more than 40 countries and employs around 2300 people.

Job Description

Would you like to be a part of the discussion about the best way to run the dairy business of the future? Would you find it interesting to figure out which performance indicators are key to ensuring that dairy farmers too can run their businesses optimally? Does clearly identifying the mutual correlations within all our data on animal health, automated feeding, reproduction and rations sound like a stimulating challenge to you? Do you also have ample experience of data analysis (agricultural industry, robotics, machines or IoT devices) and are you looking for a meaningful job in which you can make an essential contribution to an innovative and sustainable mission?

If so, please read on!

Thanks to the more than 30,000 (real-time) users of our management system, we already have plenty of big data on hand. As a data specialist, you will know better than anyone how to identify the correlations that will form the starting point for new plans and ideas. Quite cool, isn’t it? As well as deploying your in-depth expertise on data analysis, you will be helping your team to monitor the progress of their project and the quality of their solutions.

Good communication skills are essential, as is an ability to tell a story in an inspiring fashion.

Since you will be collaborating closely with the Data Engineering and Data Science departments, some knowledge of these areas is also desirable. If you would really like to make a difference and feel this challenge is right up your street, we would love to hear from you!


  • Education to higher vocational or university level.
  • Capability to think conceptually and advise stakeholders accordingly.
  • Experience as a Data Analyst (knowledge of dairy farming data would be an asset).
  • Experience in visualisation (acquired by working with e.g. Tableau, QlickView or PowerBI).
  • Experience with processing data (SQL, Python).
  • Experience with PySpark would be a great asset!
  • Knowledge of statistics and research methods.
  • Familiarity with operating on large data sets (terabytes).
  • (Azure) Cloud experience would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of machine learning/modelling would be an asset.
  • Some understanding of modern software engineering practices would be an asset.
  • Scrum experience would be an asset.

Additional Information

A job for a true inventor, at a company driven by innovation. You will see your ideas come to life as they leave the factory to our customer, the dairy farmer. At the end you will contribute to a sustainable way of farming. 

We offer..

  • flexibility in terms of working times and conditions;
  • variety one day you will be at the workshop, another day on the farm and the next day you will work at the main office;
  • the space and freedom to innovate, construct new ideas and tinker in our workshop;
  • 40 holidays per year; 
  • A full-time salary of maximum €6500 gross per month, in which we consider experience. 
  • the tastiest coffee you will ever drink, courtesy of our barista;
  • time for fun: table football, volleyball and a basketball court.

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We appreciate your interest, but we are sourcing all our candidates directly. We understand you are trying to offer your candidates interesting jobs at an innovative company like Lely but consider that any unsolicited profiles you send us will be treated as direct applications.

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